Windows update set to hit stores soon

Monday, June 19th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Just when you thought you’d mastered the world of Microsoft windows here comes another update.

Microsoft Windows M-E should be available to consumers by late summer.

The M-E stands for millennium edition and Microsoft says it’s just like Windows ’98 with a few small changes.

Among the biggest changes is a new, juiced-up media player.

Besides playing MP-3’s, the new player can also rip music from your own CD’s and turn them into hard drive files.

A new radio feature makes it easier to tune in Internet broadcasts from around the globe.

New media features aren’t the only improvements to the new version.

Safety features dot the new program, including one that allows the user to turn back the systems clock to a time before they installed a program that crashed the computer.

In all, M-E is simply an update of both the Windows ’95 and ’98 programs, but only time will tell if it provides the speed and stability users are accustomed too.

Windows M-E will come installed on new computers when the upgrade is available.

There’s no word yet as to how much the upgrade will cost, but $80 to $100 has been the traditional benchmark.